As predicted, the National Hurricane Centre reported early this morning that Hurricane
Newton is weakening as it moves across the Mexican state of Sonoro.
It is forecast to continue north/north east this morning over north west Mexico and move into southern Arizona by mid -afternoon. At
present maximum sustained winds in Sonora have decreased to around 90 km/hr, with occasional
Newton is expected to be downgraded to a tropical storm
status later today. And to dissipate by early tomorrow.
The government of Mexico has discontinued the tropical
storm warnings for the Baja California Peninsula. But don’t get complacent - the effects on Newton could continue over the
next day or so.
Rain over the norther parts of Baja California Sur is decreasing and moving away but it has
not gone yet. Floods and mudslides are still possible. Storm surges may continue
in areas of onshore wind over the next few hours, but water levels will go down
during the day. Likewise, swell is
beginning to subside but is not quite back to normal yet.
Please continue to pay close attention take to all local weather warnings in the US
Image and weather details - NHC